Alex is a Registered Dietitian at the private practice Courage to Nourish in Howard County and College Park, Maryland. Alex’s goal is to assist her clients in discovering a life-long healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Alex is a proud and passionate anti-diet and Health At Every Size © advocate. Outside of counseling clients, Alex enjoys cooking (especially Italian foods), journaling, hiking and exploring Washington, DC.
My approach is highly individualized and rooted in intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, and the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES). I blend expertise in nutrition and psychology to help you break the cycle of dieting, learn to eat ‘normally’, and nurture lasting health behaviors without obsessing about food or your body.
As an intuitive eating coach and body image specialist, I help you cultivate a healthy relationship with both food and your body, without trying to control your weight. I take a holistic self-care approach, meaning that I help you learn how to take care of yourself in all aspects of health – including food, exercise, stress management, coping skills, sleep habits, and more. I help you figure out a way of eating that is right for you and that allows you to take care of your body, without restriction or deprivation. My approach will allow you to discover how to feed and nurture your body in a way that permits you to live your life fully while connecting more authentically to yourself and to others.
I work with many parents who are looking to improve their own food habits and body image so that they can model a healthy relationship with food and bodies to their children. My goal is to empower parents to help their children develop positive behaviors around food, movement and body image.
I am dedicated to helping people develop a healthy relationship with food while recognizing, accepting, & respecting the role food has played in their lives. My compassionate approach is informed by the core truth that we are all born with the ability to intuitively nourish our bodies. Mixed messages around food propagated by our culture threaten to disconnect us from this innate skill. I help individuals rediscover their ability to intuitively eat as well as work towards healing their relationship with food.
I believe in a team-based approach and involving the parents, therapists, doctors and anyone else who will be in the immediate support. Depending on the Childs age, I will always update the parents on the goals at the end of the session and may provide more detail in person or via email regarding their needed support and parents preferences.
I work with parents and children to support them through adolescence to adulthood. I teach children how to be aware of diet culture and to respect their body, and act as a resource to help parents navigate their child’s changing body.
Amee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating. Amee encourages the belief that food can be enjoyed without guilt or shame. She believes that recovery from disordered eating is possible for everyone and that every person deserves to feel trust in their body. Amee doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all nutrition and health, so she works with clients to make health and nutrition fit into their current life, not the other way around.
I am a pediatric dietitian specializing in nutritional counseling for kids and families. I combine principles of positive parenting with sound nutritional advice to help your child develop a healthy, balanced relationship with food.
I specialize in helping clients break free from chronic dieting, all levels of disordered eating, and food and body concerns. My approach draws from intuitive eating, mindfulness, non-judgment and the Health at Every Size principles. I offer non-diet and non-weight focused nutrition counseling. I help my clients understand their roadblocks and discover the inner resources that allow them to find a path forward to a healthy, sustainable and nourishing relationship with food and body. I work with parents, adolescents, young adults and adults. I support parents as the first line of support to help their children develop positive attitudes around food, activity and body.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have a compassionate, non-diet approach that acknowledges the many factors that influence health. I believe every person deserves to have a healthy relationship with food that leaves space for all the other joys in life.
In our work together, I will help you find freedom from the constant worry about food. Together we will work to give you the tools to listen to your body’s intuitive wisdom to know what you need. Based on your life circumstances and your goals we will work to define health in a way that nourishes your mind, body, and soul. I utilize a non-diet approach to health which emphasizes the way your body feels.
My work is grounded in SatterÛªs DOR and I approach my work from a non diet HAES philosophy. My goal is to empower parents and reduce anxiety around weight and food.
My work with adolescents who experience issues with eating and body image is rooted in curiosity and compassion. It is my goal to remove shame and judgment from the healing environment so that transformation may happen. I believe we each have the ability to heal our selves and I view my role as a facilitator to this process.
I aim to empower parents to make decisions in regards to feeding their child based on Ellyn Satter’s division of responsibility and developmentally appropriate nutrition messages. My goal is to alleviate some of their frustrations/concerns about their child’s eating habits and/or body size by using evidence-based interpretations of growth charts, eating behaviors, and nutrition. I offer support on developing a positive body image, which extends more than just “liking” your body, so that parents can model this for their children. My hope is that this work we do together allows both the parents and the child to adopt behaviors that promote body trust and physical, emotional and psychological well being.
I offer practical and usable nutrition education for those in recovery from eating issues as well as the parents and carers of people with eating disorders. I am a clinical and medical hypnotherapist and assist kids to reconnect with their inner guidance and develop the internal skills and resources to set them up for a life of emotional regulation, self-love, resilience, and happiness. The focus is never on body weight, shape or size, and always on mental wellness. I have 15 years of lived experience with anorexia nervosa and if there was one thing I could change it was that I found great treatment sooner. I am thankful to my parents for never giving up on finding that treatment and making appointments for me because I believe without it I would have lived the rest of my life holding onto moments of forced physical wellness but never quite mentally well.
Bracha Kopstick is a Registered Dietitian specializing in adolescent nutrition practicing with a non-diet approach using the HAES ® philosophy. She helps parents feel calm and confident with raising tweens and teens to have a positive relationship with food and their body. Through supportive and collaborative virtual counseling, Bracha clarifies and educates parents so they can raise adolescents with a good relationship with food, free of shame and guilt.
Brandi is a registered dietitian and board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition with over a decade of experience specializing in eating disorders, food allergies/intolerances and pediatric/family nutrition (including nutrition for developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD). Her work is shaped by the philosophies of Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size and Ellyn Statter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding. Her community work involves teaching kid’s cooking classes, gleaning at local farms for HopeLink Food Banks and spreading the message of body trust in a culture that is misguided about real beauty. In her spare time, Brandi seeks to deepen her relationship with God, do art, go adventure traveling, geek out over food psychology, and create food experiments with her daughter.
I have been in the Eating Disorders field since 1997 and am a passionate advocate recovery. I want to come beside clients and help them find peace with food and their bodies in a gentle and supportive way.
As a dietitian, I can help parents navigate the introduction of foods, food acceptance, food allergies and sensitivities, and youth sports nutrition from a HAES perspective. I can also support families in reframing thoughts and beliefs about health, weight, body image, and body acceptance using a non-diet approach.
Nutrition counseling utilizes an empathetic, Intuitive Eating and non-dieting approach to achieve long-term behavioral change. Casey’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools necessary to obtain healthy and balanced lifestyle. By enabling her clients to make peace with food they are able to feel more in at peace with their eating habits.